Iran’s Parliamentary Delegation Heads to Lebanon, Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian parliamentary delegation is to discuss the latest developments in Syria and ways of getting out of the worsening crisis in that country with top officials in Lebanon and Syria.
“Members of the parliamentary delegation, in this trip, are scheduled to discuss the ways out of Syria’s current conditions and also the country’s latest developments during talks and negotiations with the Syrian officials,” Mansour Haqiqatpour, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran’s parliament told Tasnim today.
The delegation, which is headed by Chairman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerd, is to convey the message of Iranian nation and parliament’s “friendship” with people of the region, he added.
The Iranian delegation is reportedly scheduled to hold meetings with Lebanese authorities in Beirut first, before going to Damascus to visit a number of senior Syrian officials.
Tehran has repeatedly pledged its support for the Syrian government and nation in the face of threats against the country.
The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government of having launched a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, a line that has been used by some western countries as the pretext for a possible military action against Syria.
However, Damascus has categorically rejected the claim, and announced that the chemical attack had actually been carried out by the militants themselves as a black operation.